We run courses in Traditional (Natural) Building Skills

Learning from the past how to build a greener future for a healthier environment

As a leading social enterprise we specialise in the delivery of Timber Framing and Roundwood Timber Framing, Restoration Skills, Wattle and Daub and Lime training courses for professionals, home-owners, self-builders, and anyone with an interest in getting hands-on with natural materials.

View our 2018 Calender of Courses here

EXCITING NEWS - plans passed to reinstate 1580 Suffolk Long House in a 'like-for-like' manner. Enrole on a Timber Framing course with us, and get involved in this unique framing project.

To check availability on courses, book a course, discuss bespoke training,  or arrange a talk
, please email or phone 07766-054042.

Vouchers for courses are available. They make excellent birthday, retirement or retraining presents.

At Orchard Barn we are committed to using locally sourced materials and teaching you traditional skills so that you can create buildings that will still be beautiful and functional in hundreds of years time.

Our portfolio includes a green oak roof frame, hand-made barn doors, shingle-clad roof, wattle and daub and clay rendered cob walls.

  Brian repairs 500 year old jowl post